Downtown Willow Glen’s #1 choice for music lessons
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Students come
participate in:

San Jose School of Music’s
Summer Recital 2017

Sunday, June 11
starting at 1:00 P.M.
(Specific times TBA)

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1100 Shasta Ave

Maria & Claire Miller

What instrument do you play?




How long have you taken lessons for?

M 4 years

C Six Months

Who are your favorite musical artist?

M Audrey Hepburn, Taylor Swift, Cast of Descendants

C Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez.

What are your other hobbies, besides music?

M Soccer, Mexican Folk dance, Baile Folkdance, I like to write plays, Acting.

C Folkloric Dancing, Soccer, Painting

Favorite food?

M Pene pasta with cheese sauce.

C Ramen Soup, Ice Cream, and Anything Chocolate

What is the coolest thing you learned in your lessons in the past three months?

M Everything

Do you have any performances coming up?

M Damm Yankees at Starting Arts

C I perform everyday for my family.

The school of music would like to thank Maria and Claire for referring their friends!


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 What is the thing you like most about teaching?
I love the connection I get to make with each student when teaching.  Even when teaching the same basic skills, each student will learn differently.  Having a positive relationship helps us to find a way to make learning fun and easy.

How do you inspire students to practice more?
 It's important to learn about each student's individual interest and motivation.  Making a person excited about music makes him/her look forward to practicing and coming to lessons.

What part do you feel that the recital experience plays in a students’ development?
Participating in a recital gives a student the opportunity to share music!  So much of music at this point is done individually.  It's a gift to have the chance to experience the confidence and pleasure in seeing other people enjoy your musical efforts.

What is your favorite type of music?
I grew up in Classical.  I use it now as a traditional backbone to understanding music, which can then be expanded to any other instrument or type of music.

 What was studying music like?
As a child, I took piano lessons from the same teacher for 13 years!  During high school, I played flute in the marching and concert band for 4 years.  I found an incredible energy in playing and learning music with a group.  Combined with the attention and detail I learned from individual lessons, I ended up with a life long love of music.

 Tell us about your latest band or project:
I am currently working on a collection of contemprary songs to record for my mom for Christmas!

Hobbies outside of music?
I have three children, ages 4,9, and 13, who take up most of my time outside of piano with homework, soccer, and play dates.  When I have a quiet moment, I love to read!

8. If you could give a quick tip for piano what would it be?
Keep a repetoire of songs you've enjoyed learning.  Music is not just about learning new music, it's about being able to sit down and play music.  Don't forget to continue loving the songs you love to play!

Celebrating Student Achievement • The Musical Ladder System®

San Jose School of Music is excited to be the only music school in San Jose that will offer it’s students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. It was created by Marty Fort, director of a national Music Academy Association. The system has a patent pending and is being used by music schools nationwide. Other schools may offer trophies and certificates but, none will inspire their students like the “Musical Ladder System®”
More importantly when our students have a Musical Ladder System® challenge coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!

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Kendra J
Monica V
Leila K
Manasi M

Christopher N
Elliana G
Emily G
Julian T
Hurley C
Kelley G
Trevor K
Sarah W
Brooklyn F
Katherine L
Yang L
Finn H
Kathryn S
Lucille W
Aadi N
Samantha G
Aishwarya N
Kenneth S
Zachary J
Ann-Kathrin Hc
Anamaria N
Susan N
Madison T
Annette M
Elizabeth M
Kevin I
Rebecca W
Hannah G
Alex G
Ryan M
Michael A
Maya M
Krista Marie R
Isabella G
Priscilla G
Kyle B
Perla C
Juan M
Trevor M
Dante S
Elsa S
Pia C
Cleo S
Audrey A
Noah W
Ayla Y
Nimah Y
Kaya B
Sierra B
Nikolay F
Vladimir F
Zoe H
Abhishek M
Ivonne R
Lucas S
Fernando L
Barbara M
Kylie F
Aniyah B
Megan Y
Mehrshag I
Ariel M
Alice May W
Patrick B

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Teachers with waiting list:

Some of our teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact us and we’ll add you to the waiting list. There are still limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for June or July send an e-mail to Or you can call 408-286-8828.


Matt Bland: Wednesday One spot available at 5:00pm

Ray Hidrogo: ONE SPOT available on Thursday 6
:30pm, Friday 4:00pm

Patrick Kennedy: All Times SOLD OUT!

Sonia Shell: All Times SOLD OUT!


Katherine Park Deakin: Wednesday - One Spot at 6:00pm

Michelle Kuntzman: All times SOLD OUT!

Bradford Lee: All times SOLD OUT!

Sharon Kwok: All times SOD OUT!

Annemarie Webster: Saturday One Spot at 1:00pm

Amber Rasura: Wednesday & Friday SOLD OUT! Saturday One spot at 12:30pm

Swetlana Velazquez: Wednesday - ONE SPOT at 4:00pm

Aerial Ascher - Wednesday - One Spot at 6:00pm

Marisol De Ande - Tuesday - One Spot at 6:30pm


Patrick Kennedy: All times SOLD OUT!

Cristina Duran: Wednesday - One spot 6:30 PM

Paige McRae: Monday - ONE SPOT at 6:30pm, Wednesday - ONE SPOT 6:00pm

Gentry Bundie - Tuesday - One Spot at 6:30pm, Wednesday - One spot at 7:00pm

Aziza Musaeva - Tuesday - One Spot at 4:00pm

Steve Scarpelli: Wednesday - ONE SPOT at 5:00pm

Samantha Rubino: Tuesday - Sold Out; Friday - One Spot at 5:30pm

Spring Break
Closed Monday, April 10th - Friday, April 14, 2017
Open on
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Duke Ellington Day
Closed Saturday, April 29, 2017
Memorial Day

Closed Monday, May 29, 2017
Spring/Summer Recital
Sunday June 11, 2017
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4th of July
Closed: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It's easy to take the next step: Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson! (408) 286-8828 1090 Lincoln Avenue Suite 7, San Jose CA 95125 Offering quality music lessons for Guitar, Piano, Voice, Bass, Drums Violin & more in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, California and the rest of the San Francisco South Bay Area.